Alexandria, VA - Anglers nationwide can fish their favorite waters, compete against fellow angers across the country and win great prizes all while supporting KeepAmericaFishing™ and its efforts to keep our waters open, clean and abundant with fish.
As the official beneficiary partner of the American Angler Challenge, five percent of each angler's $25 entry fee for the next three years will be donated to KeepAmericaFishing. The inaugural largemouth bass and spotted sea trout tournaments officially kicked off Friday, August 31, 2012 and run through October 31, 2012. As an added bonus for these first two tournaments, anglers will receive 20% off their entry fee when they use the promo code KAFAAC12.
To compete in the tournaments, anglers first register at www.AnglerChallenge.com/KAF
to receive their identification code. Participates then simply upload a valid photograph of their biggest catch onto the American Angler Challenge website. Cash and other prizes will be awarded at the end of each month to the largest fish caught for largemouth bass and spotted seat trout, based on length of fish. American Angler Challenge prizes are provided by KeepAmericaFishing supporters, Costa del Mar and Buck Knives.
"We are excited about the American Angler Challenge because it gives anglers the opportunity to fish their favorite spot anytime of the year and challenge their friends across the country to compete," explained Gordon Robertson, vice president of the American Sportfishing Association, the parent organization of KeepAmericaFishing. "With the easy-to-use technology, the American Angler Challenge is a great tournament option for novice and avid anglers alike."
"The entire American Angler Challenge team and I are elated to be working with KeepAmericaFishing-an organization so critical to our sport's future-to bring this thrilling new tournament format to so many anglers across the nation," said Matt Draper, editor-in-chief of GAFF Magazine - parent company to the American Angler Challenge. "With our combined resources, the excitement of competitive fishing is now available to anyone with a rod and reel, regardless of where they live in the United States. It truly is, 'the fishing tournament reinvented.'"
As an added bonus, the first 150 anglers that register for the KeepAmericaFishing American Angler Challenge will win a Fishbone Design & Metal Sculpture - a $25 value. Anglers will also receive 20 percent off their entry fee by entering promo code KAFAAC12 upon registration. Visit www.AnglerChallenge.com/KAF
KeepAmericaFishing™ is the American Sportfishing Association's angler advocacy campaign. KeepAmericaFishing gives America's 60 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation's waterways. Through policy, science and conservation, KeepAmericaFishing works to minimize access restrictions, promote clean waters and restore fish populations. For more information or to get involved today, visit www.KeepAmericaFishing.org
About American Angler Challenge
GAFF Magazine created the American Angler Challenge - An ongoing series of online fishing tournaments that make it possible for anglers everywhere to compete against each other for cash and prizes without ever needing to leave their home waters. Learn more at www.AnglerChallenge.com
About the American Sportfishing Association
The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is the sportfishing industry's trade association, committed to looking out for the interests of the entire sportfishing community. We give the industry a unified voice speaking out when emerging laws and policies could significantly affect sportfishing business or sportfishing itself. We invest in long-term ventures to ensure the industry will remain strong and prosperous as well as safeguard and promote the enduring economic and conservation values of sportfishing in America. ASA also gives America's 60 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation's waterways through KeepAmericaFishing™, our angler advocacy campaign. America's anglers generate over $45 billion in retail sales with a $125 billion impact on the nation's economy creating employment for over one million people